Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

RCSI Open Day gives Students a Taste for Medicine

02 January 2014

More than 400 students from second-level schools throughout Ireland today got a taste for life as a medical, pharmacy and physiotherapy student today at the annual RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) Open Day. 

Pictured is Amy Phelan from Stillorgan (of Loreto College Foxrock).
During the day-long event, Leaving Certificate and A' Level students got the opportunity to meet with RCSI staff, students and graduates, to give them an idea of what it is like to study medicine, pharmacy and physiotherapy and take up careers in these areas. A series of talks was held on the range of courses available at RCSI and how to apply to RCSI through the CAO system. An exhibition was hosted by faculties and staff, who were on hand to answer any questions the students may have. This interactive exhibition also featured recent innovations in technology and research, currently being undertaken at the College. 

A high-five for Sinead Kiernan from Malahide, Dublin

Information was also available on the wide choice of clubs and societies available in RCSI as well as information on student accommodation, library and sports facilities. Other highlights of the day include a student panel discussion, whereby current students gave their perspectives on studying at RCSI. Students also heard about the experiences of junior doctors, who have recently graduated from RCSI. 

Pictured is Bukola Bolarinwa of Loretto College, Crumlin

Philip Curtis, Head of Admissions at RCSI said ‘The annual Open Day provides second level students with a great opportunity to get a sense of life, both academic and social at RCSI. With talks from staff, current students and graduates, students are able to get a real sense of what life as a medical, physiotherapy or pharmacy student is really like.' 

Sinead Ellison from Blackrock,Dublin certainly isn't hard of hearing!

Founded in 1784, RCSI's mission is to develop healthcare leaders who make a difference worldwide. RCSI is a not-for-profit health sciences organisation which focuses on education and research to drive positive change in all areas of human health worldwide. RCSI is headquartered in Dublin and is a recognised College of the National University of Ireland. 

Conor Quinn from Malahide Community School gets to grips with x-rays